When will people stop doing this? Why are we of all people using the word only when we often hear so-called historians say the holocaust wasn't so bad because maybe "only" 3 million were killed instead of 6? Will the perpetrators, whoever they are, look prettier? Will the bereaved look happier? Truth is, Dresden was bombed flat and Nazis and non-Nazis lost their lives there. That's war. One would think people had learned enough from that one to try to avoid them, not fiddle with the figures to make them somehow acceptable. The real question for countries disposed to worrying about it is whether bombing Dresden at that stage was necessary.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: Did Nazis exaggerate death toll in WWII Dresden air raid?